Galz and Goals Football Development Festival Empowers Girls in ||Kharas

The Galz and Goals Football Development Programme in the Karasburg District of the ||Kharas region recently hosted the FIFA Grassroots Festival, aimed at nurturing young girls and equipping them with the skills to potentially represent the national team in the future.

The festival, which took place over the weekend, not only promotes healthy lifestyles among girls but also encourages their development into professional football players.

Criminal activities at Berseba on rise

The Police Inspector General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, has appealed to the community of Berseba Village in the ||Kharas Region to join hands with the police in fighting crime. 

Speaking at the Berseba Boer Goat Expo, NamPol's top cop revealed that crime has shown a steady increase in the village over the years. 

In 2020, a total of 42 crimes were recorded in the village, while forty-five crimes have already been reported since the start of 2023.

Credit Control Bill consultations kick off in ||Kharas Region

Residents of the ||Kharas Region have welcomed the objectives of the draft Credit Consumer Bill (CCB) but called for wider control measures to be introduced.

They shared their sentiments during a consultation meeting with the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) at Keetmanshoop.

Those in attendance at the consultative meeting raised concerns about debt collectors, credit bureaus, and credit agreements, among other things.

Grunau settlement water rationing end

Residents of Grunau Settlement in the ||Kharas Region now have uninterrupted access to water, thanks to the NamWater Reservoir. Before, residents had been subjected to a mandatory rationing of water for years.

Water was rationed between half past seven in the morning and nine o'clock in the morning. The water shortages at the settlement, which is home to around 900 residents, were blamed on inadequate underground water.

Relax Green Hydrogen Scholarship criteria-||Kharas Region

Inhabitants of the ||Kharas Region want the Green Hydrogen Scholarship Programme 2024 criteria to be relaxed to embrace inclusivity.

Sharing their sentiments during an information session on the scholarships, they say tertiary and vocational training qualifications should not be a precondition.

The scholarship provides funding for Masters' degrees, TVET diplomas, and certificates related to green hydrogen.

Those eligible to apply must be between the ages of 18 and 35.

Census training commences

Training for the enumerators for the 2023 Population and Housing Census started today across the country.

The Census Regional Coordinator for ||Kharas Region, Jonas Nghipangwa, says the training of enumerators got off to a smooth start despite some of the shortlisted candidates failing to show up for training. A total of 451 candidates were shortlisted in the ||Kharas Region.

Education Ministry to address poor performance

The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture has identified a number of interventions in the ||Kharas Region to address the poor performance of learners and the results of 2022.

Minister Anna Nghipondoka held a regional consultation meeting with stakeholders.

The purpose of the regional consultations is to incorporate intervention strategies in order to improve performance at all levels.